Accomplished Texas Attorneys Advocate for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Knowledgeable Texas attorneys fight for full compensation for clients
Any accident that involves a blow to the head and results in a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can leave the victim with serious and sometimes life-altering consequences. Drawing upon more than 13 years of experience, the attorneys at Vice & Henley, PLLC in Rockwall County serve people in the surrounding areas of Texas who have suffered these types of head injuries. We will work to document the full extent of the harm you’ve suffered so we can pursue compensation that covers your needs now and over the long term.
Compassionate counselors understand the complex nature of brain injury
There are two types of head injuries that result in traumatic brain injury: open head injuries and closed head injuries. Open head injuries occur when an object pierces the skull and injures the brain tissue. If the injury takes place during an auto accident, the object could be debris or cut glass. Open head injuries require immediate treatment and are categorized as major medical emergencies, because they could lead to swelling or bleeding on the brain.
A closed head injury is one in which there is no visible piercing of the skull or blood, but these injuries mean the full extent of the damage might not be apparent from the outset, as may happen with a concussion. With a closed head injury, the victim could notice bruises or scratches on their head from hitting the steering wheel during a crash or suffering another type of forceful impact. Our firm handles a range of TBI cases stemming from a variety of accidents, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Contact sports
There are both long- and short-term repercussions that could result from a traumatic brain injury, ranging from headaches and dizziness that are temporary to cognitive impairment, memory loss, and seizures that may last for months or years. Texas law allows for several kinds of damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and the impact that the injury has on your quality of life. Our attorneys feel strongly that those responsible for your injury should be held accountable for their negligent actions, and we will work hard on your behalf for a favorable settlement or jury award.
Staunch litigators provide aggressive representation in brain injury lawsuits
To file a brain injury lawsuit in the state of Texas, you have to prove that the injuries you suffered stemmed from another person’s or business’s negligence. You must first establish that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care to reasonably prevent harm. Next, you must prove that the defendant breached that duty of care, and that their negligence was the direct cause of your injuries. Finally, in order to file your claim, you must have sustained some type of damage.
Like other personal injury claims, your TBI claim must be filed within the state’s statute of limitations, which is two years from the date of your injury. That’s why it’s essential to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. We will answer all your questions and guide you at every stage of your case, from helping you find the medical care or rehabilitation you need to negotiating a favorable settlement or fighting in court for full damages.
Contact an experienced team of Texas TBI lawyers for your free consultation
Vice & Henley, PLLC advocates for victims of traumatic brain injuries in and around Rockwall County, Texas. For help, call us today at 800-531-6803 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.